Borghese Gallery Tour & Tickets: With Bernini, Caravaggio, & Raphael

1199 reviews

2.5 hours

Max 15

Why take this tour?


  • Acquaint yourself with some of the most impressive collections of Renaissance and Baroque art in the world
  • Ponder the paintings of some of the world's most renowned artists while led by an expert guide
  • Intensify your appreciation of art by listening to the stories that surround the pieces
  • Sites Visited
  • Galleria Borghese
  • Bernini’s "Apollo and Daphne"
  • Bernini’s "Rape of Proserpine"
  • Bernini’s "David"
  • Antonio Canova’s "Pauline Bonaparte"
  • Caravaggio’s "David and Goliath"
  • Caravaggio’s "St. John The Baptist"
  • Raphael’s "The Deposition"
  • Titian’s "The Scourging of Christ"
  • Tour Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour
  • All-inclusive ticket for Galleria Borghese
  • Headset (groups over 6)

Take the opportunity to see Baroque art in its original setting

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Total Customer Reviews: 1199

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It was a great tour with a very knowledgeable guide. The museum has a great collection of art, and having a guide along to show off the most important pieces, and provide context was very helpful. We enjoyed our visit!
Verified · Michael · Oct 19, 2023 · USA · Male · 55 to 64 years
Kaley made the history come alive, tying in all aspects of the art, artists, political and the popes. It was a very wonderful experience.
Verified · Kathy · Oct 12, 2023 · USA · Female · 65 to 74 years
Absolutely beautiful museum. Our tour guide Hillary was outstanding, very knowledgeable and really provided an outstanding background into the pieces. This tour is a must see while in Rome!
Verified · Shelly · Sep 24, 2023 · Canada · Female · 45 to 54 years
This was a great experience. Our tour guide Bruno had an immense knowledge of the gallery and the individual pieces featured on the tour. Bruno’s passion for the subject matter made the tour fascinating and so enjoyable. I believe his knowledge allowed us to get the entire gallery experience in only two hours. Money well spent and one of the best gallery experiences of our trip to Italy.
Verified · John · Sep 16, 2023 · USA · Male · 65 to 74 years
If you love art and sculpture sign up fast to this fabulous tour. But.. Be sure you get a tour from Walks. I was beyond blessed to have Michael as my tour guide. Words can not describe how truly wonderful he is. He is intelligent, creative, welcoming, kind, helpful, engaging, friendly, funny, brilliant, smart, compassionate and highly educated. His knowledge and ability to teach is what made this tour so spectacular. I learned more than I ever imagined but was allowed to take in the delights. He told us he was going to pick and narrow down the best pieces but in fairness all is the best. But to go through the entire space we would have to be there a month and we had a schedule to keep. The works he chose were the highlight and I am thankful he has a critical eye and a wealth of knowledge. I was so nervous to be touring alone and arrived early. He said please sit in the shade i will not forget you. You are early but this is good I like it when my guests are early. The art is mind blowing. I had not idea I would be so close to these works. And the history surrounding them. If you have trouble walking 3 stories... Get in shape. There are three which felt more like 5 flights of stairs that you need to get up. He reminded us all to take a deep breath and follow. He does not talk while we are hiking these steps because this is a challenge for all. No elevator or ability for those in wheelchairs to navigate. But the reason he does this, He goes from the least busy part of the museum slowly making his way back down to the busier parts of the tour at the end. Very smart of him as we were able to get photos without the barriers of other tourists. He welcomed all questions and was generous with information about the pieces. Every question was responded with kindness and even a bit of humor. At one point he wanted us to navigate through a section but wanted us to be surprised so told us to follow NO PEEKING and once we got to the desired spot he wanted to see the wonder on our faces and teach us the joy of all the art. This tour should be a requirement for every graduate of Art History and by Michael of Walks. He was like a college professor but more fun. Thank you Walks. Because of this tour I signed up for another walks of Italy Tour. And walks is my favorite tour company. I could upload a 100 photos but chose just a few treasures that spoke to me.
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Meeting Point

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Meeting Point

This tour meets directly in front of the Galleria Borghese's double staircase, in the little piazza just before entering the galleria. Your guide will be holding a green Walks sign. 

Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.


Can I use a wheelchair on this tour?
Yes, but we require advance notice in order to accommodate wheelchairs on this tour. After booking, please contact us so that we can organize a private tour for you. If we cannot find a guide to lead you that day we'll offer you the same tour on the next available date or give you credit for another tour anywhere else in the world.
Is the Borghese Gallery Wheelchair accessible?
Unfortunately the second floor of the Borghese Gallery is not wheelchair accessible. This means we can't, in good faith, accommodate wheelchair users on this tour. Please contact our Customer Service team for details on our private tour options.
Can I bring my bag/camera?
You have to check your bag before entering the galleries but you CAN bring your camera inside. Just don't use your flash.

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